International Admissions

Located in the heart of England (The Midlands), Ratcliffe College is situated on a beautiful 200-acre rural campus, between the cities of Leicester and Nottingham.  Welcoming boarders from near and far, Ratcliffe College offers all of our boarders, a safe and secure environment, enabling them to settle quickly and feel home-from-home.

Offering boarding from the age of 11, Ratcliffe College provides an opportunity for all of our overseas boarders to fully participate in the life of the School, from academia through to the pastoral and co-curricular activities that are available to all of our students.

All overseas students wishing to apply for a place at Ratcliffe College are pre-tested in subjects such as English, Mathematics and Science.  Those student wishing to apply for Sixth Form places (Year 12) may also be tested in the subjects they wish to pursue at A Level.

It is strongly recommended that overseas applicants, whose first language is not English, should provide an IELTS or Cambridge Assessment English examination certificate to confirm their ability in English language.  However, applicants for entry to Years 9 and 10 do have the option of sitting our own English examinations, but will have to provide an IELTS or Cambridge Assessment English examination at the end of their first academic year in order to progress through the School.  At this time, they can sit the Cambridge Assessment English here at Ratcliffe, as we are an approved centre.

All overseas applicants are interviewed via Skype, if a Personal Visit, to the School, cannot be arranged.  Personal Visits are available during a normal school day. Alternatively, you would be most welcome to attend one of our Open Mornings.

Overseas families, wishing to enter at Preparatory School age must visit the School, in person, and their child be interviewed on a face to face basis.  The assessment can then, also, be carried out under our supervision.

As a Tier 4 Sponsor, Ratcliffe College can issue a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies) statement, to those students who have been offered and have accepted a place at Ratcliffe College.  These statements are only produced once all acceptance paperwork has been fully completed.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Department.